JDSU Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter
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Pros
  • JDSU provides a very reasonable work/life balance with discretionary time off plan (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people within the business unit and excellent solutions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems disconnected to what is really happening (in 11 reviews)

  • The main focus of the JDSU senior management team is to make "the street" happy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. regional sales director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product, good technology, customer conscious, high customer satisfactory

    Cons

    Too diversified producer portfolio and departments


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    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JDSU full-time

    Pros

    Good company with Solid Products and Excellent Engineering's Talent.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Bad decision-making and unrealistic expectations. Very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing some 360's and get feedback on your leaders.


  3. Horrible HR dept

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JDSU (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent tea and coffee in break room

    Cons

    Worst job ever!!! HR does not care about you as a team player. This compnay does everything backwards and applaudes negative behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Performance review for mangers and upper management. Weed out the one that are not performing and collaborating


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  5. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Leadership, very top heavy, work life balance hard to achieve


  6. JDSU Maintenance

    Current Employee - Response Tech Supervisor in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Response Tech Supervisor in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. New challenges everyday..never boring.

    Cons

    Not forward looking enough. Threw away decades of experience in a recent down sizing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people, Not so great managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people you work with were fantastic. However, 90% of them left because of management.

    Cons

    Management didn't take care of their people and there was a lot of churn.


  8. Helpful (1)

    JDSU Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Upper management never happy with good Gross Margins


  9. Senior Financial Anaylst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are none pros I can think of at this company.

    Cons

    Horrible company culture.. no work/life balance. it's all work work work. Manager does not care about employees at all.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Was a great place to work 5 years ago...

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    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long history of great products and services.

    Cons

    Executive management team has a vision for the future, but they may be moving away from core competencies too quickly.


  11. Bad company

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice technical people. Flexible working time.

    Cons

    Top management too heavy. Senior managers only worry about their life. The moral is very low. Good people leave, and bad guys stay. The management has no idea how to make engineers happy. Too much over-time working without reasonable compensation. It seems the micro-management come from the very top level manager.

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn how to make engineer motivation.



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